Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has posthumously awarded “American Sniper” Chris Kyle with the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor.

The governor also dedicated part of a Texas highway as “Chris Kyle Memorial Highway.”


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“Since its inception, the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor has been awarded to those in the State of Texas who have demonstrated extraordinary heroism as a member of state or federal military forces, and there is no one more deserving of this year’s award than Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle,” Abbott said. “Kyle is one of the legions of valiant warriors who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and served our great nation with unrivaled honor, bravery and heroism. For his remarkable valiancy, it is my honor to posthumously award the 2015 Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle.”

The late Navy SEAL served four years in Iraq and is believed to be the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history.

Eddie Ray Routh killed Kyle and Chad Littlefield back in 2013 at a Texas shooting range. He has since been sentenced to life in prison.


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